Uniswap Proposes Uniswap Foundation

The proposal seeks a $74 million budget and 2.5 million UNI tokens from the Uniswap DAO treasury.

Quick Take

  • Angle Protocol integrates LayerZero.

  • Akula execution layer client.

  • Uniswap proposes the Uniswap Foundation.

  • Optimism begins OP incentives.

Uniswap Proposes Uniswap Foundation

Former Uniswap Labs Chief of Staff Devin Walsh and former Ethereum Foundation Grants Lead Ken Ng have submitted a proposal for the Uniswap Foundation. As per the proposal, Walsh would serve as Executive Director while Ng would serve as Head of Operations. The Uniswap Foundation would be tasked with growing the Uniswap ecosystem. The proposal seeks a $74 million budget from the Uniswap DAO treasury, which currently holds $3.9 billion worth of assets. The budget is broken down into $14 million for an operating budget to cover a team of 12 and $60 million for an expanded Uniswap Grants Program (UGP) with a runway of 3 years. The proposal also seeks 2.5 million UNI tokens for the foundation to participate in governance. A Temperature Check Snapshot poll for the proposal will go live on Monday, August 8th. If the temperature check passes, the proposal will move into a consensus check.

Angle Protocol Integrates LayerZero

Angle Protocol has integrated a LayerZero Omni-chain Fungible Token (OFT) implementation directly onto its application. Users can now bridge Angle’s agEUR stablecoin between Ethereum, Polygon, Optimism and Arbitrum within Angle’s web interface. Users can also borrow and leverage agEUR on any of the four chains. According to Angle, the bridge contracts are fully owned and maintained by the Angle DAO. Amid recent bridge exploits, the Angle DAO has set a limit on the amount of assets that can be bridged at any given time. LayerZero Labs is a cross-chain messaging protocol that uses Ultra Light Nodes to connect dapps across chains. Applications built using LayerZero’s OFT standard enable users to move assets between all chains on LayerZero. Angle is an over-collateralized, decentralized and capital-efficient stablecoin protocol.

OP Summer Incentives Begin

Optimism governance fund recipients have started their incentivized liquidity mining programs. A total of 36.6 million OP tokens were distributed to 27 projects as part Phase 0. The tokens were given to existing Optimism projects to be used for driving sustainable growth to the Optimism ecosystem. Aave is currently running the largest OP liquidity mining program. The lending protocol is distributing 5 million OP tokens to Optimism Market users over the next 90 days. Aave received the 5 million OP allocation as part of Optimism’s Partner Fund. Other projects that currently have an OP liquidity mining program include PoolTogether, Lyra, Rubicon, Thales, StarGate, and Velodrome.

Akula Execution Layer Client

Akula, an Ethereum client written in Rust, is now listed as an Execution Layer (EL) client on the Ethereum website. The client supports Ethereum Mainnet, Görli, Rinkeby, Ropsten, and Sepolia. Akula claims to be the fastest Ethereum Node, capable of bootstrapping a full validation archive node in under 3 days. Akula also supports networks using Ethash, Clique, and Ethereum beacon chain consensus engines. The client requires less than 2TB of storage for an Ethereum mainnet archive node and less than 600GB for a pruned node and can even be run on a HDD.

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